trousers, 01 Feb 2016My first Android Been using WP) in a few years. Used 4.1 last time. Its a world of differenc... moreYou're one of the very few people who like the Windows OS on a cell phone, but right now Walmart is selling the Microsoft 640 with Windows for $30. I tried it out as a backup phone and it works quite well. Personally I don't like the windows OS, so I returned it, but if you like it then that's actually a very good phone for the money. It's an AT&T go phone which can be unlocked
will this mobile get update its android version to mashmallow? please suggest me how it is possible?
E, 30 Dec 2015Honestly I needed a phone asap, my Galaxy S4 was dying at 20%, the screen responded, sometimes... moreThat's exactly what my AT&T contract Galaxy S4 did... it would shut itself off at about 20% battery which would drain in a few hours (even NEW batteries didn't help)... then just yesterday, it finally died and wouldn't come back on at all... I went to the AT&T store today to look at their GoPhones and the ZTE ZMAX 2 was the only phone that caught my eye... I'm thinking about dropping my 15-year old contract with AT&T and going with this GoPhone... I hope it works well enough to suit my needs... thanks to E for your review as we have had similar experiences with the S4... I think I'm going to get this phone tomorrow...
Ray, 13 Feb 2016does any one know on how to put the zmax2 in download mode?If you turn it on holding the power, volume down and home button, it boot with some different options
pressefr, 18 Jan 2016The specs say up to 64GB, but I think it is to just 32GB. I even tried formating my Samsung 64... moreYes there is some kind of arbitrary limit. I was able to get a 64gb micro SD to work, but I had to delete all partitions on the micro SD and create a 32gb partition and it worked fine, but you can only use those 32gb of the 64gb card, so you may as well just get a 32gb...
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2016There is your problem. T-Mobile. Not the phone.Works flawlessly on tmobile, you guys who say it doesn't don't know what you're talking about. You need to have it unlocked. Take the att sim out before you even turn it on, request unlock on att website as a non mobility customer and they'll send you unlock code within 48 hours. If you turn on phone with att sim In It, it will be locked to att for 6 months. One unlocked it works as good as any tmobile phone on tmobile
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2015Had this phone right at a month and already having problems with the screen not working right ... moreHad the max since I Boughy it from someone I figured the issue I was having was normal wear and tear. Got the max 2 the battery is now doing the same thing it did on the max. It shuts off at about 30% and won't come back on, progressively gets worse. Piece of shit.
This is the second zte device I've had and I've run into the same problem. This one, I've had for about four months. After a while the battery spazzes. It gets to about 30% and dies completely. Then takes forever to charge up. Had the same issue with my last one. Its crazy and its prepaid so there's nothing I can do until I speak to the manufacturer. #garbage
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2016I recent had the Asus Zenfone 2. It was a piece of crap. Then I got the Zte Zmax2 at an at&... moreLol I did the same, went to AT&T and took the ASUS Zenphone2E, what a piece of crap, I returned it today and get the ZTE Zmax2, seems nice after a few hours.
I've always had flagship phones, but I was in a jam and needed a phone. This one got good reviews almost universally.
I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised. The fit and finish is quite good, the display, while not full HD, looks good and is plenty bright in daylight. Battery life is outstanding - I get 2 full days. I can get almost 7 hours of screen on time if I set the brightness at 50%. Performance is not blinding, but is plenty more than acceptable - good even. The camera is mediocre, but more or less fits my needs. Call quality if good and even the external speaker is acceptable.
For $80, I'm extremely pleased. This was to be a temporary remedy, but I may well end up keeping this for a while.
My first Android Been using WP) in a few years. Used 4.1 last time. Its a world of difference in performance than I remember using this phone.
I do miss my WP OS, but this device is nice. It feels solid and has excellent battery life. The screen looks great unless your are outside with the glare from the sun. I am used to MS devices having polarized glass which mitigates the glare. The camera software on this phone sucks. It makes the pictures look like garbage, soft and washed out. Another plus to WP, great software and even low end devices take reliably good pictures. So I am on the search for a quality camera app. I have found a few paid for apps, and I might have to pay to get quality out of this camera. With all of the apps MS is bringing to android, if they made an MS launcher (using arrow now) with the WP interface and brought their camera app over, it would be perfect. WP spoiled me as far as I could sign in and have a great home screen, message, phone, people, camera, file manager, and performance. I would say I miss WP, but I am still using it. I despise having to set up Android.
All in all, this is an excellent device to try Android.
PLUS I only paid $79!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
txdude34, 10 Jan 2016You've got to be a special kind of stupid. It's an AT&T phone, it clearly says that in mu... moreThank you for finally saying what needed to be said. Its at&t . if you want to use it on Cricket however, you totally can. Anyway good review
I recent had the Asus Zenfone 2. It was a piece of crap. Then I got the Zte Zmax2 at an at&t store for$108 with tax. I have to say its one of the best phones out there. My opinion is its better than Samsung or iphones.
I absolutly love this phone!!! doesnt have NFC so if you want a phone wit that, look elsewhere. i got it from staright talk for 179$ not bad . its big, thing, light weight, but its smooth.
i do love how the notification led light is the center home button., it pulses. you also can change the light duration for the 3 buttons on the bottom to change how long they light up for, or if oyu want them always on or off, and they have an automatic mode (which i believe uses the light sensor on the phone to detect whether to turn them on or off)
also, unlike the galaxy grand prime (which i used to have till i broke it with rooting), this doesnt have quick reply, and you're unable to see when someone has received a text SMS message.
im surprised that this phone actually stays relativly cool, and not hot. from CPU usage. however battery life is usual for me, drains fast through out the day, having to charge MULTIPLE times a day even though its bigger than the grand prime battery, it still has the same life usuage for 24hrs ish.
Great budget phone overall!! there are those little things they couldve done differently that would've made it even more amazing.
The specs say up to 64GB, but I think it is to just 32GB. I even tried formating my Samsung 64GB microSD XC UHS-1 (EVO Ultra-Fast Performance) to Fat32 and still didn't work. 32GB cards work fine.
anon, 28 Nov 2015No LTE band 12. Do not even try to unlock or buy unlocked because it will not work properly o... moreLOL why didn't you by the T-Mobile version? (They did make two versions of zmax2, the second version supported lte 12) I have it, and it works great!
anon, 28 Nov 2015No LTE band 12. Do not even try to unlock or buy unlocked because it will not work properly o... moreYou've got to be a special kind of stupid. It's an AT&T phone, it clearly says that in multiple places. It also clearly outlines what LTE bands its designed to work with. It's not AT&T's fault or problem they did not put the radio in this phone to work with the LTE bands on T-mobile. Lots of phones are cross compatible, this one isn't. SO WHAT!? Cry me a river, build me a bridge and GET OVER IT. Next time you want to review a phone, say something RELEVANT.